Apple and blackberry chia jam

Is there anything more autumnal than Apple and blackberry EVERYTHING?!! 🍏🍎

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I love making this apple and blackberry jam with added chia from @thechiaco for added goodness!! 😍

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You need –

200g blackberries, rinsed .

2 apples, peeled and chopped .

1 shot chia .

1 -2 tbsp maple syrup .

2 tbsp water .

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Add all Ingredients, apart from the chia seeds to a pan, bring to the boil and simmer until apples are soft and reduced.

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Mash the mixture down with a potato masher or back of a fork

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Remove from heat

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Add chia shot – mix well

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Transfer to @ballpreservinguk jars

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Set in fridge for at least 4 hours or over night .

Enjoy!!! .

This is perfect on toast or stirred into warming porridge and topped with chopped apples and fresh blackberries 😍

You can use any fruit at all! I often use blueberries on their own with the syrup and chia seeds – delish

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Happy Wednesday guys 🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂

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#homemadejam #chiajam #appleandblackberry #appleandblackberryjam #autumn🍁 #autumfeels #tasty #clean #vegan #glutenfreevegan #spon

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Damson jam

Damson jam ✌🏻

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Ummmmm it MUST be autumn if I’m buying damsons and making jam right?!

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I saw these damsons up @robinsonsiom yesterday and couldn’t resist buying some to make some damson jam. .

You know I’m not a fan of cooking things that take ages so making traditional jam does not appeal to me……

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I decided to try my usual jam making recipe and due to the natural pectin in the damsons it totally worked! Yay! .

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It can be used as a sweet or savoury jam as it got a beautiful tang! I had it on sweet brioche this morning to offset the tangyness 😍

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You need –

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💜 200g fresh damsons (halved and destoned) .

💜 100g runny honey (I used local Manx honey)

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💜2 tbsp water

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💜💜 add all Ingredients to a pan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat slightly and keep stiring until the skin starts to some away from the fruit.

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💜💜 when most of the skin appears to be separate, pass the mixture through a sieve into a bowl, pressing down with a fork to keep as much of the fruit as possible but leaving behind the skin

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💜💜return to the pan and bring back to the boil.

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💜💜reduce to a simmer and stir occasionally for 10-15 minutes ensuring the jam doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.

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💜💜 when thickened pour into a jam jar and pop overnight in the fridge to continue to set ✌🏻

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It’s not a totally set jam but I like mine like that. I love buying fruit in season and there’s so much you can do with damsons! Damson gin anyone?!! .

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#damsons #damsonjam #fruit #seasonalfruit #jammaking #localhoney #isleofman #manxhoney #homemadejam #homemadedamsonjam #eattheseasons

Pear butter 

Pear butter is like a mouthful of Autumn if you imagine that??!!! 

I’ve not posted a completed photo of it as it’s not the most photogenic (brown mush) but tastes AMAZING!! 

I got this recipe from @whatsbabyeating on Instagram and it’s a firm fav here!
3x peeled pears 

2x tablespoons honey (not for under 12 months) 

1tbsp lemon juice

1tsp cinnamon

1/2tsp ginger (ground)

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1tsp vanilla 
Chop your pear and add to a pan with the honey and lemon juice and vanilla 


Add your spices and bring to the boil – then simmer. Mash the apple down when soft with a fork.

Store in the fridge in a jar for a week

Refined sugar free jam

I swear I’ve not bought jam in MONTHS since I found out about this jam. It is so quick and easy to make and you can also add chia if you like for extra nutritional value. I used blueberries for this particular one but I like raspberry too and strawberry. I usually just chuck the ingredients in but I’ve measured today for the recipe. You can mess about with the amounts it’s not an exact science by any means! 

Ingredients-

150g soft fruit

80-100g liquid sweetener (sweet freedom, agave nectar, maple syrup, honey) 

That’s it!!

Rinse the blueberries and put them in a pan

  
Add the sweetener I used sweet freedom because it’s made from 100% fruit

   
 
Bring to the boil and then simmer for 10-12 minutes until it’s thickening up

   
   
That’s it! Pop it in a jar to cool then store  in the fridge for about 3-4 days. You can also stir in a tablespoon of chia seeds before you put in the jar. This is honestly lovely and you’ll never want shop bought again!! X